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Decompensated heart failure in the emergency department of a cardiology hospital.
BACKGROUND National studies on decompensated heart failure (DHF) are key to the understanding of this condition in our midst. OBJECTIVE To determine the characteristics of DHF patients in anExpand
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Results of a venous thromboembolism prophylaxis program for hospitalized patients
Introduction Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable death in hospitalized patients. However, existing prophylaxis guidelines are rarely followed. Objective The aim of theExpand
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Disseminating cardiopulmonary resuscitation training by distributing 9,200 personal manikins.
OBJECTIVES Community members should be trained so that witnesses of cardiac arrests are able to trigger the emergency system and perform adequate resuscitation. In this study, the authors evaluatedExpand
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Late evolution of mitral commissurotomy in patients with low echocardiographic score.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze the late results with open mitral commissurotomy in patients with low echocardiographic scores and to identify variables influencing these lateExpand
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II Guidelines for perioperative evaluation of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology.
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Preliminary in-hospital experience with a fully automatic external cardioverter-defibrillator.
BACKGROUND Ventricular fibrillation (VF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) are frequently present as initial rhythms during in-hospital cardiac arrest. Although ample evidence exists to support theExpand
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Effect of amiodarone on haemodynamics during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a canine model of resistant ventricular fibrillation.
OBJECTIVE Amiodarone has been shown to be superior to both placebo and lidocaine in improving survival to hospital admission for victims of out-of-hospital refractory ventricular fibrillation.Expand
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Comparison between percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty and open commissurotomy for mitral stenosis. A prospective and randomized study.
Eighty patients with tight and pliable mitral stenosis were randomized in a prospective trial comparing percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty and open commissurotomy. Mitral valve area increasedExpand
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